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Greg Hile
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« on: January 07, 2018, 02:40:33 PM »

Can anyone help identify this? It would have been used to haul water to and/or from a bottling plant at some point in the early 20th century.

I am also trying to identify the lettering on the Southern Pacific car in the other photo. It looks to me to be SP 55736 or something like that but I can't quite make it out.

Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 11:49:22 PM »

Looks to me like it could be a street sprinkler wagon, such as this one:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Street_Sprinkler_Wagon.html


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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 01:21:37 PM »

Wow, I hadn't thought of that but it does make sense. Being just down the street from the bottling plant, I just assumed it was some kind of horse-drawn cart from the plant. Thanks for the assist and the photos. I'll check it out further ...



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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 06:48:21 AM »

Definitely a Water Waggon, try searching for a company called Studebaker, as they produced quite a lot of this particular type of horse drawn vehicle. Most were used for keeping the dust down on a dirt street.


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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 12:05:56 PM »

Cool, thanks! I think I will try my hand at building one, one of these days ...
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 06:18:00 AM »

Have a look thru this booklet, pages 39, 53 and 119 will be of interest to you.

Save this booklet too, as it's in PDF format.

https://archive.org/stream/illustratedsouve00stud?ref=ol#page/n0/mode/2up
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 11:37:47 AM »

Thanks! Really cool! Iíve really got to spend more time with the LOC and other digital collections. My problem is, if I dive into them, Iím not sure Iíd ever come back out.

I love the wagons and the automobiles of that era, which was a major reason why I chose to model that transitional period, where I could sort of blend them together.
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